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Garon Wilkinson is anxious to see how the local fighters will fare against foreign opposition when ‘Rumble of the Rock 2’ takes place Saturday night at the WER Joell Tennis Stadium.

Bermuda are due to take on Atlanta in the full contact sports of kick-boxing, san shou and boxing.

Headlining the event is Bermuda Sanshou Association fighter Sentwali Woolridge who will be taking on Theo Tor in a three-round san shou match at 165 pounds.

Wilkinson, President of the Bermuda Sanshou Association, which is helping promote the event, is expecting a good night of exciting action at the stadium.

“We are hoping for a great turnout to support our local fighters who are taking on fighters from three different fighting gyms out of Atlanta,” said Wilkinson. “We have never competed against any of these fighters so it’s really hard to know what to expect.

“Some of the fighters matched we are matched against are more experienced fighters and have quite impressive records so I expect the bouts to be challenging and very competitive.

“All of the fighters are very well matched up in terms of size and experience levels so I expect the matchups to be very exciting.”

Bermuda’s top female fighter Talia Iris will also be featured on the card as she takes on Verity Yata. Teenager Samir Furqan will try to continue his winning ways as he takes on 25-year-old Joel Kasik.

Shannon Ford and Deondre Morris, who squared off against each other at Fight Night XIII in about Morris won, will be joining forces this time around as they both take on American opponents Austin Alexander and Michael Graves.

Bermuda Sanshou fighter Reyel Bowen will take on Shawntavius Wells and Bermuda Karate Institute’s Jeron Gunness will square off against Kitwana Ruddock.

Bowen defeated Mohammed Dao in boxing at Fight Night XII and is looking to pick up a san shou win, while Gunness, a kick boxer, is undefeated along with Morris.

General admission is $30, while ringside seats are $40 and are available at the International Sports Shop and Sports ‘R’ Us. The event starts at 8pm.

The hosts: Bermuda?s Rumble on the Rock team
The challengers from Atlanta

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Published August 24, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 24, 2011 at 8:18 am)

Bermuda ready to rumble with US opponents

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